Traffic movement on busy stretch of Outer Ring Road in South Delhi, between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus and National Highway 8, is all set to improve.
Delhi’s Public Works Department (PWD) will on Thursday open the new flyover at Munirka, bringing much-desired respite to traffic movement in the area.
The Munirka flyover is last in a series of three constructed along the five-kilometre stretch of Outer Ring Road.
While the Nelson Mandela Marg flyover was opened in August 2009, the single carriageway flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg crossing was commissioned for traffic in November this year.
The opening of the Munirka flyover has now made the drive from Nehru Place to NH8 signal free,” said a senior PWD engineer.
“The three-flyovers were the most crucial flyover projects taken up the PWD in wake of the Commonwealth Games 2010. The three flyovers will facilitate non-stop movement of athletes and officials of 72 participating countries between the Indira Gandhi International Airport and upcoming Commonwealth Games village in East Delhi during the Games in October 2010,” he added.
The 1200-metre long Munirka flyover that covers three important traffic intersections—Vivekanand Marg, Nelson Mandela Marg and Poorvi Marg— was initially expected to be commissioned first.
The opening of the Munirka flyover has come up within a week of the opening of the Raja Ram Kohli Marg flyover in East Delhi.
The Raja Ram Kohli Marg flyover, along with another flyover at Shastri Nagar along the Marginal Bund Road and signal-free ITO Chungi and the Yamuna bridge near Geeta Colony, which was opened last year, has made the drive from Noida to Shantivan signal-free.
The opening of this flyover has come as a boon to residents of East Delhi.